Webinar: UCD-ESRI energy policy research conference

The webinar will be held on Zoom. A link will be circulated to those who sign up to the event one hour before it commences. 

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The annual UCD ESRI Energy Policy Research Conference will take place on Thursday 24th September.

This year the event will be a half-day event and will take place online. We look forward to a series of interesting presentations from researchers in both ESRI and UCD Energy Institute. 

There has been strong research collaboration between UCD Energy Institute and the ESRI in recent years, in particular through the SFI funded ESIPP research partnership. This event showcases a range of research from across both organisations related to energy policy.

We would be delighted if you could join us for this online event. 



Event programme


Welcome address

Andrew Keane (Director of the Energy Institute, University College Dublin) and Alan Barrett (ESRI Director)

Session 1 - Impacts of Irish energy policy


The economic and environmental impacts of COVID-19 for Ireland

Kelly de Bruin (ESRI) 

Paying more for less in energy efficient rental properties

Ivan Petrov (UCD) 

Operational and financial impacts of 70% variable RES-E

Sarah Stanley (UCD) 



Session 2: Climate change and solutions


Are the beliefs of the climate change deniers, skeptics, and trivializers supported by the hourly temperature data? Evidence from Alaska 

Kevin Forbes (ESRI Visiting Researcher) 

Modelling industrial demand response: The case of wastewater treatment

Dana Kirchem (ESRI)  

Financial instruments on the blockchain: their role in energy transactions

Paul Cuffe (UCD) 


Event finish